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Healthy Hearts: Enhanced External Counter Pulsation

Cardiovascular disease affects 1 in 12 Canadians. Although lifestyle factors are major contributors to cardiovascular disease, sometimes eating well and exercising isn’t enough to have a healthy heart. As a naturopath I often see people who are eating a clean heart healthy diet and exercising regularly, but aren’t getting the expected results. In these cases […]

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Microplastics and Hidden Toxins

Plastic pollution has been in the news a lot recently. Not only are there concerns about the effects of plastics on the environment, but also more research is now coming out on the effects of plastic on the body. A recent Australian study has shown that people are consuming an average of 5 grams of […]

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Cerebral Folate Receptor Antibodies Autism

Folic acid is one of the earliest nutrients considered important in life. Early in pregnancy it is known that folic acid is required for the development of a healthy baby. Deficiencies in folate can result in neurological defects such as spina bifida. However our brains need optimal levels of folic acid throughout our whole lifetime. […]

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Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder

April is World Autism Awareness Month. One of the goals of a naturopathic biomedical approach to treating autism is to identify underlying conditions common in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. One of these conditions is mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondria are cells within each cell of the body that are primarily responsible for producing ATP, a source […]

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Healing the Brain from Post-Concussion Syndrome

Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) or concussion happens from a powerful movement to one’s head.  Traffic accidents, playing sports and every day slips and falls are all sources of concussions.  Brain injuries affect different people in different ways resulting in a great deal of subjectivity in diagnoses and treatment. Symptoms can range from very mild […]

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